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January 3rd, 2012
WASHINGTON TWP. â€“ The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Falls Creek were reopened about 11 p.m. Monday evening following a pileup involving at least 15 vehicles and injuring 17 people that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon in snowy weather.
Several crash reports were issued by the DuBois-based Pa. State Police Tuesday as of press time, with more reports expected later in the week. Several people involved sustained serious injuries, but no fatalities have been reported in the crash in Washington Township, Jefferson County.
KERSEY â€“ The Guardian Angel Center, Helpmates Charitable Giving Foundation, Inc. has recently received a grant from the Women Who Care to start a new program.
â€śWe are working on starting a new disposable diapers program,â€ť said Clythera Hornung, volunteer and co-grant contact. â€śIt is a program that we have never done in the past, and it will be a nice benefit to our clients.â€ť
Guardian Angels will lend a helping hand to those who may find it difficult to purchase diapers in an inexpensive manner.
If you are determined to lose weight during this year's resolution season, you will be happy to know there are many local options to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to lose 10 or 100 pounds, there are local businesses and services ready to help you on your way.
A good place to start might be Elk Regional Health Center (ERHC). Anyone can call (814) 788-8517 to find information on the services ERHC provides for weight loss and nutrition.
December 30th, 2011
The Ridgway Elker boys basketball team won the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night in the championship game held at St. Marys Area High School. Aaron Sorge, Jordan Lundin and Eric Matheson of Ridgway were selected to the All-Tournament Team with Matheson winning the MVP on offense. Quinn Luhr and Cameron Grumley were selected for Johnsonburg with Grumley winning the MVP on defense. Clayton Housler of Elk County Catholic and Justin Quiggle of St. Marys rounded out the All-Tournament Team.
The Johnsonburg Area School District recently purchased 24 Kindles for all of their Special Education Classes using grant money.Â
â€śThis technology has sparked an interest in the studentsâ€™ reading,â€ť said Mary Bizzak, Special Education Reading teacher to third and fourth grade. â€śThey come into class everyday asking if we are going to use the Kindles today. I hope that the students will develop a love for reading through the use of these Kindles.â€ť
The Kindles help and encourage the students with an important skill.
ST. MARYS â€“ The annual Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament, featuring the girls' and boys' varsity basketball squads from St. Marys Area High School, Elk County Catholic High School, Johnsonburg Area High School and Ridgway Area High School, kicks off this afternoon at the SMAHS gymnasium, and will once again feature a variety of fundraisers for the Coaches vs. Cancer program.
According to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness, there will once again be a Coaches vs. Cancer table located in the foyer near the main entrance to the gymnasium.
This year 221 children from Cameron, Elk, McKean, and Potter counties received gifts and clothing as part of the 2011 Pat Work Memorial Christmas Project.
Now in its third year, the project is an endeavor of Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) and named in memory of Patricia "Pat" Work, a therapist with the organization for several years prior to her death in 2003.
"Pat worked with children and always made an extra effort at Christmas to make sure they had gifts, etc.," said Heidi Thomas, chief fiscal officer/chief operations officer for Dickinson.
A news release recently issued by the Ridgway-based state police cautions the public of to be aware of a new mail fraud scam which can steal both their money and their identity.
County commissioners on Tuesday approved an $11.3 million spending plan that features no new taxes highlighted with a 3-percent wage increase for bargaining and non-bargaining county employees.
"The 2012 budget was presented to the public at our meeting earlier in the month," said Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg. "We went into the public participation and review process, it's been on display online as well as physically in our office, and I don't believe we've had any comments on it."
With a winter maintenance budget of $1.3 million and $2 million for Elk and McKean counties, respectively, Greg Sayers, PennDOT (Pa. Department of Transportation) county maintenance manager for the two counties, said he is prepared to battle Jack Frost nipping at the roads and bracing himself and his team for what he knows firsthand to be an often- unpredictable season.